Over 80 high-level participants representing the Government, UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes, international organizations, foreign diplomatic delegations joined the event and expressed their support to promoting peace through dialogue.
This high-level forum was held in support to the implementation of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 77/32 of December 6, 2022, adopted unanimously by all UN members states, and which proclaimed 2023 as the International Year of Dialogue as a Guarantee of Peace.
The high-level speakers presented their vision of promoting dialogue as guarantee of peace and shared their proposals to observe the International Year of Dialogue as a Guarantee of Peace, informed on planned activities aimed at implementation of the International Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace.
“Today we witness the increased tension in the world. The global pandemic, the ongoing economic slowdown and the challenges of growing protectionism have affected the development of the international and ongoing cooperation for the sustainable development, peace and prosperity,” stressed Dmitry Shlapachenko, UN Resident Coordinator.
The high-level forum resulted in adoption of the Roadmap for the International Year of Dialogue as a Guarantee of Peace that has a series of planned events including international and regional forums, debates, sport and youth activities aimed at mobilizing the international community to develop culture of peace and dialogue in relations amongstates, strengthening political dialogue based on mutual understanding and cooperation, and achieving sustainable peace, solidarity and harmony.